“Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond will join President-elect Joe Biden’s White House, departing the New Orleans-area House of Representatives seat he has held since 2011.
“Richmond will serve as senior adviser to the President and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
“The 47-year-old former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus was a co-chair of Biden’s presidential campaign and a close ally during the 2020 race. He is now set to become the highest-ranking Black aide to the President-elect.
“Richmond spoke about his new role Tuesday at the same time the transition team announced other top White House roles. The congressman said he would resign from his seat before January 20, the day of Biden’s inauguration.”
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